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Old 06-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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My use of the term 'hot topic' wasn't meant to strike fear into anyones hearts about burning down your camper. I was suggesting, as others have mentioned, that there are some who dislike any sort of light pollution while they are camping.

There are three topics that seem to get every forum worked up 1) honda/yamaha vs cheaper generators, 2) outdoor lights on while camping, 3) gas vs diesel.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
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My use of the term 'hot topic' wasn't meant to strike fear into anyones hearts about burning down your camper. I was suggesting, as others have mentioned, that there are some who dislike any sort of light pollution while they are camping.

There are three topics that seem to get every forum worked up 1) honda/yamaha vs cheaper generators, 2) outdoor lights on while camping, 3) gas vs diesel.
You forgot one....towing hybrids with minivans.

Getting back to the OT, unless your boondocking you are probably going to have "neighbors" nearby. Most folks have some sort of party lights etc. which are ok by me. I use a fused dongle with a couple of 1/4" male spade connectors to turn my markers on if I want to. My gripe is not the party or marker lights but the 8" diameter lights on the sides of peoples rigs that they leave on all night.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
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Now if they came up with a remote control version where you could click your clicker and your trailer lights flash, that would be handy!

I've done the lights on thing, but it became more of a hassle to turn them off than it was worth to me. I like lights on the outside, but I use very low intensity lights and turn them off at a reasonable time (10:00) as to not bother my neighbors. I agree that 8" security light is bothersome!
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X2 what Hammer said.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:22 AM   #15
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Somebody on here posted a picture of a dummy vehicle receptacle mounted on the trailer tongue that they would plug the trailer cord into when not plugged into the tow vehicle. You could run a fused cable from 3 & 4 into the camper to a conveniently mounted rocker switch to turn then on and off from the comfort of your coach. You could even get fancy and wire a flasher in there so you could choose flash or steady burn by flipping one switch or the other. Hmmmm, I might just do that myself!!
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I had no idea this would be a lightening rod type of topic. I appreciate everyone who chimed in. It is amazing how many different views there is on this. I went ahead and took BED's recommendation an went to www.rvglow.com and bought a device for $25.00 that you plug into you 7-way. It is safe and easy and that is what I am all about when it comes to electricity. The truth of the matter is that electricity and I have a horrible past. I made the "Wall of Flame" in shop class because I couldn't wire in parallel or series. That is my boo hoo story of why I take the easy and more expensive road when it comes to wiring.

Thank you all and happy camping !!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #17
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I can understand why that would be a "hot topic" as the lights may distract sleeping children, pets, etc.

When I'm at the CG i'm usually more worried about what my neighbors are doing with their campfire. One joker about burned down my tent last year..
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #18
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Be sure you are connected to shore power when you run your trailer lights all night. That is alot of light bulbs to lite up and it may drain your trailer battery pretty quick.
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$25 is a lot of money when a 10 amp fuse will do the job. I think it looks nice when the campers lights are on, but please turn the outside lights off when you go to bed. Light come through the tenting of my trailer. I never understood why people feel the need to leave lights on all night. Are they afraid of the dark? IF you have to have outside lights on at night, after you go to bed...why don't you camp at Wal-Mart?
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I mounted blue rope lights underneath the floor inside the frame. It gives off a soft glow to the ground that everyone at the campground seems to like.
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